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Recycled cotton is a cotton fabric created from post-consumer cotton and offcuts. Cotton is a natural fibre, in any form (recycled or conventional), it is renewable and because it is a plant derivative it is inherently biodegradable by trait.
The lifecycle of conventional cotton is one of pollution and waste. The agriculture of growing the plant is one of pesticides and copious amounts of water. Much of this water used on the crops runs off the fields, taking the pesticides with it, contaminating local water supplies and causing harm to wildlife as well as potentially people who rely on those water sources.